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Children's LiteratureDo you believe the need to protect youngsters from "immoral" Internet materials supersedes the civil liberty rights of others? What would you define Internet pornography to be? What authorities do school officials have when it comes to filtering Internet information? When does valid practice cross the line and become authoritarian censorship? Herumin presents and analyzes these and related questions dealing with Internet censorship in this thoughtful work. Censorship on the Internet begins with an analysis of the power of both censorship and information access. Then, the author delves into the convoluted way in which the Internet itself has revolutionized information retrieval and use. Finally, there is a review of some of the more relevant issues linked to the broader concern of censorship as it applies to Internet sources. This book tackles a worthy subject that will be of interest to younger readers who are generally quite connected to the Internet themselves. By presenting multiple and often opposing perspectives on this important subject, Wendy Herumin has created a book that will inform and challenge her readers. 2004, Enslow, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck